Article published on 18 March 2013

Miami Heat Continue NBA Winning Streak

Miami Heat Winning Streak
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Mention a professional basketball team that is living up to its name and then some, and Miami Heat will enter the conversation in a hurry, an NBA franchise that is "cooking with gas" this season to the delight of its fans.

On Sunday, the mighty team from Florida were on the road when they took on the Toronto Raptors in Canada, and it was no surprise that the lackluster Raptors proved to be no match for the scorching skills of the Miami Heat, as they went down in flames 108-91 in the fourth quarter.

Miami Heat on a 22-Game Winning Streak

Not only did Miami continue to keep defeat at bay, but by devouring the Raptors last night they managed to tie the second-longest winning streak in the history of the NBA by racking up their 22nd consecutive victory. Talk about having the "right stuff, " as the Miami Heat record machine continues to sizzle this season.

As expected, the Heat's regulars stepped up on the night, pouring points onto the leader board. Leading the way was LeBron James, with a none-too-shabby contribution of 22 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, and then there was Dwyane Wade, who racked up a noteworthy 24 points and 9 assists.

Ray Allen added 16 of his 20 point total in the fourth quarter alone, and let's not forget about Chris Bosh, who contributed 18 points to help secure his team's win, and tie the NBA record set by the Houston Rockets in the 2007-08 season.

Lakers Hold Record With 33 Straight Wins

However, the Miami Heat still have some way to go before they can break the record of current NBA winning streak record holders, the Los Angeles Lakers, who racked up a whopping 33 consecutive wins in the 1971-72 season.

But first things first. The Heat will be eager to break the tie with the Rockets, by defeating the Boston Celtics tonight (Monday, March 18) in Boston. In an undeniably bizarre twist of fate, it was the Celtics who ended the Houston Rockets' streak half a decade ago, which is why tonight's game will be so interesting to watch.

However, assuming Miami manages to lock that statistical tidbit out of heads, they should have no problem dispatching the team from Massachusetts. This is reflected in the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics betting, as the former have been posted as the NBA betting favorites at most online sports betting sites, including Bodog.

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